DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

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1967 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
DOWNTOWN Kitchen+Cocktails is a New American restaurant. The menu is influenced by local seasonal produce combined with worldly cultural food that has influenced American cuisine. We also feature a creative wine list and a progressive cocktail menu.
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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for Easter Brunch. Menu needed to be more balanced for family event with picky eaters.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Average brunch. Most of the “hot” foods were lukewarm. Less than enthusiastic service.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, unique and different menue

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Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, two days later and we are still talking about the experience. Wish we were in town for a few more days because we would go back. Alex was our server and gets a 10+.

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Denver
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

While the room is pleasant and has an energetic vibe, and the service is quite competent, the food sadly doesn't match up. Although the bread and desserts were excellent, the entrees and appetizers were average to poor. A friend recommended the calamari, but the pieces were small and tough, the portion modest, the green chili vinaigrette an odd match, and the addition of peanuts was strange and added little. The entrees were worse - the stuffed chicken was tough and the sausage stuffing was bland and dry. It sure sounded good on the menu though. The duck was a small portion with nothing additional to recommend it. Disappointed.

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New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A complete dinner. Every course was great. Excellent cocktails.

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San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visiting Tucson and had a lovely dinner

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Love to try new restaurants. Had heard this place was great with an important local chef.

Food was really great but not server hot.

Server did not know menu and what was in plate. Hire pros!

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n
Columbus
51 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the decor and layout upon arriving. Then the service and food were fab!! So happy we came this evening ☺️

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant made me understand why we were awarded the UNESCO Gastronomy certification! Delicious drinks, dinner and dessert!

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p
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best and most creative restaurant in all of the Southwest. If you are in Tucson you must dine here.

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CY
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service spot on. It’s nice to see the Chef on site working in his kitchen.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner before a Fox theater event. Parking in downtown is eazy and they even have a lot.
Interesting and tasty choices. Duch waz great combo sweet dish went well with duck. Other excellent choices.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really special anniversary dinner! Everyone friendly and attentive. Great calamari appetizer with unique taste, all 4 meals excellent, loved the Jalapeno Chocolate Sundae.

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Tucson
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, fun ambiance, excellent food..sources locally,good wine list. Very polite and helpful staff (our server and greeter were extaordinary-helping us reach Uber) and the table assistant was prompt and courteous. Highly recommend Downtown Kitchen!

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there around 8pm on a Tuesday night, so the restaurant was not crowded. The service was great, and the salmon was delicious! Nice ambiance too!

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Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and Madeline(I believe that was her name) our server was awesome!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food enjoyed by each member of our party. Nice table and attentive staff who celebrated our visit for a birthday in the party.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was spectacular, but portions on the smaller side.

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PM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always book a reservation here when we vacation in Tucson they never disappoint us !

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always, creative options for all palettes and service was attentive enough to get us out the door to attend our event with time to spare... bravo

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again-Janos

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb rigatoni was excellent. Salmon was very good as well.

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Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been going to DK&C regularly since it opened because the food was usually very good. However, the menu items that we ordered on this visit (the chicken and the porchetta) were really disappointing. The chicken was a minute piece of meat (think chicken drummette) that was lost in a sea of polenta. The porchetta was tough, dry and not particularly flavorful. Please bring back the dishes that worked so well like the pork tenderloin and the beef cheeks. Also some additional salad selections would be good. Hoping this was a one-time fluke, but with so many good restaurants in downtown Tucson DK&C is going to have pay more attention to their menu and the food quality for us to return. On the positive side: The server was good and attentive and the bar knows what it's doing with the drinks.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
Responded on March 23, 2019

I appreciate your comments. While we always strive to serve the best it's good to be reminded when we miss the mark. We take your points seriously and are always looking to up our game. I hope your previous experiences will bring you back again. I'm confident that when you do you will fine the same excellence that you have found here during your earlier meals. I very much appreciate your long time patronage and look forward to your next visit-Janos

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NY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great! Food was amazing and imaginative.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
Responded on March 23, 2019

So glad you enjoyed yourselves!

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JC
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Have frequented Downtown Kitchen. Have always been very satisfied. Not so much this time. The food was good but the service was very slow. Couldn't get a draft beer for reasons never explained. Couldn't order dessert because of time - had to leave to get to ATC in time for the play.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
Responded on March 23, 2019

So sorry about the beer. The regulator on our taps broke that afternoon. All is in order now. Wish we'd had time to get you dessert. Thank you for letting us know-Janos

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The variety of super fresh and creative food options were great. The cocktail menu was imaginative. We were a party of 9 and the service was polite and helpful although a bit slow.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
Responded on March 23, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your food and drinks. We'll work on the speed-Janos

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WM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I took a chance on this place and brought some clients to dinner here. The menu is very cool, and every dish we had was fantastic. I only wish that the waitstaff matched the food. Our waiter was uninspiring: didn’t make recommendations, disappeared for over 20 minutes at one point, and dropped the check with not even a thank you.

You should still go to this place though. The calamari was unlike anything I have ever had — addictive would be the right word to describe it.

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PS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails, good food, nice room.

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LD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, enjoyed very much. Our entrees were great (porchetta and the tofu dish), wine list limited but good value, service friendly and attentive but left us alone once we were served and everything AOK - a good thing! Alex our server. Get the bread pudding dessert! Will go back when in Tucson.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
Responded on March 23, 2019

So glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the kind words-Janos

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EN
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner, but would go back for happy hour. GREAT food, super good service. Best calamari I've ever had. Everyone in our group loved their meals AND desserts. Happy hour features lower prices on appetizers and drinks. This is, simply put, a great restaurant.

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KS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal. Everything was perfect. The food was amazing. The presentation was beautiful. The service was friendly and fun. Just what we wanted. Loved it all. DTK is our downtown favorite!!!

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Granted it was Friday and busy before the shows, the service was slow. It got slower after the bulk of the patrons left. It was very noisy, one could not have a comfortable conversation. There was a single vegetarian dish.

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Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent innovative food

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TS
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very pleasant place with a very comfortable vibe. I call the food very good and would come back yet again.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Although the food was amazing, the service was atrocious. The staff refilling water and clearing dishes barely acknowledged us when we spoke to them. The waiter didn’t show up for 10 minutes and then flippantly asked if we “wanted to get some food”. No one brought bread, so after 20 minutes, we couldn’t find our server and had to ask someone else. She barely mumbled a reply, then brought bread over. If the food hadn’t been excellent I would have been very upset as it was a birthday celebration dinner, and I was really expecting a lot due to the amazing looking menu. I may return, but ONLY because the chef is amazing.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

service: waiter obviously young and new: did not ask if Manhattan was "up" or "rocks", came w/o cherry, companion's drink came w/o asked for lime. attentive new-busboy Robert noticed missing table set-up, which he added. Additional waiter seemed abrupt, dismissive. Food: salmon order rare arrived rare (!), broccoli cooked perfectly, though the entire dish, including polenta was warm at best, and not hot. Ditto for companion's dishes. The room is well lit, active, interesting with plenty of staff, but our individual experience lacked warmth and detail.

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KP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails was one of the best restaurant experiences we have had in the past year or so. The food was delicious - different takes on crabmeat, pork and salmon, using interesting ingredients. The service was outstanding - friendly, gracious and knowledgeable. We had reservations and were seated promptly and did not feel rushed during our dinner. The interior is lovely and had a lively vibe. Prices were very reasonable for such high quality food, and the wine pours were quite generous. We were vacationing in Tucson, and we would definitely try to return to this restaurant on our next trip to Tucson.

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed after many previous visits— The tofu dish we had a few weeks ago was way too mild, did not have adequate Szechuan peppers or hot peppers. On iur last visit more recently the Porchetta dish was extremely fatty and unpleasant to eat and a bit heavy on the sauce, and my wife’s choice of the special which was a pulled pork with allspice was too heavily flavored and was not up to the usual standards. I regret that the quality and creativity previously seen it Janis’ restaurants seems to have slipped.

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